When Arnim Zola showed up as a series of computer screens in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I thought there was absolutely no way on Earth that Marvel could top themselves with crazy, obscure, bizarre characters making it to the mainstream. Now that I’ve seen previews of Inhumans, I stand corrected. Lockjaw, a giant, teleporting dog, is making his way to the small screen this month!
Continuing its entertainment domination with major motion pictures, Netflix runaway hits like The Defenders and ABC TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel shows no signs of slowing down. Kicking off on September 29 on ABC, get ready for Marvel’s Inhumans.
These guys have been a big part of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so I’m real curious how this new series ties in. In the comics, the Inhumans have been around forever. They’re all gifted with crazy mutant-like powers that manifest at adolescence when exposed to the mysterious Terragen Mists. Everyone’s powers are basically a manifestation of some part of their personality. Yeah, that means you can expect some really bizarre characters.
“Marvel’s Inhumans” explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family, including “Black Bolt,” the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.
From everything I’ve seen so far, this looks to be a pretty darn cool show that hopefully mixes some family politics (brother against brother!), alien attacks and mega tons of action. Take a look at the new posters Marvel’s put out for a taste of what’s to come.
Marvel’s done an exceptional job taking its more offbeat properties (Ant-Man? Guardians of the Galaxy?) and hitting mega home runs with them time and time again. I can’t wait for Inhumans to hit the air if, for no other reason, than to see Lockjaw walking the streets of Manhattan.
Marvel’s Inhumans premieres September 29 on ABC 8pm ET